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What happens in Chapter 2 of the book Lyddie?

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Posted October 7, 2007 at 11:31 PM via web

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What happens in Chapter 2 of the book Lyddie?

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dymatsuoka | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 8, 2007 at 10:01 AM (Answer #1)

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Lyddie and Charles, having been sold into indentured servitude to pay their family's debts, prepare to leave their farm.  Lyddie decides that they are entitled to keep the money from the sale of their calf for themselves.  Quaker Stevens, their neighbor, generously offers them $25 for the calf, even though it is technically half his, since he owns the bull which is its father.  Stevens genuinely wants to help the children, but Lyddie holds back, not wanting to be beholden; it is Charles who graciously accepts his much needed assistance.  Luke Stevens, whom Lyddie remembers as being one of the bigger boys in their one-room schoolhouse, takes Lyddie and Charles to town in his wagon.  They leave Charles at the mill where he will work, and Luke then drops Lyddie at her place of employment, the tavern.

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